Awakening Age 觉醒年代 Episode 28 Recap
Cai Yuanpei took the teacher from Peking University to the student group demonstrating. The students expressed emotionally that they would surrender and go to jail with the 32 students who were arrested. Cai Yuanpei calmly told them that they were scholars who would never do anything like a mob. He felt guilty for such a thing and decided to take the blame and resign. But before that, he would personally go to the Beijing Normal Police Department to rescue thirty-two students. Li Dazhao also told the students that they need to be calm and calm when they are patriotic.
At the government meeting, Premier Qian Nengxun announced the decision to remove Cai Yuanpei from the post of principal and close the Peking University campus. In response to this, Fu Zengxiang, the director of the Ministry of Education, directly proposed to resign. The student demonstrations are a trend of patriotism. They arrested students and replaced the principals would add fuel to the fire and cause greater turmoil. Qian Nengxun pulled him, saying that he understood these principles as well as him, but they couldn’t hold back Duan Qirui, so this arrangement was also helpless.
Talking about Cai Yuanpei’s successors, they also felt that no one except Cai Yuanpei could control the current Peking University. Wu Bingxiang wanted to use this group of students as a tool to hold Cai Yuanpei and disrupt the students. Wu Bingxiang is a direct line of Duan Qirui, and Fu Zengxiang is very worried about this, but now only this wire can go forward.
Li Changtai came to Wu Bingxiang to discuss the affairs of the arrested students. Cai Yuanpei rushed in. Wu Bingxiang still knew some etiquette. He frankly told Cai Yuanpei that he was also reprimanded by President Xu Shichang and his duties were really helpless. Li Changtai directly reprimanded the students who were demonstrating as prisoners of the country. Cai Yuanpei argued that Li Changtai actually stretched out his hand and pointed at Cai Yuan to reprimand him for being rude and unscrupulous. Wu Bingxiang sent Li Changtai out and slipped away. Cai Yuanpei.
The arrested students shouted in the prison that they would rather die than be independent, but the jailer didn’t care at all to insult and criticize the students in the same way that prison inmates looked at officials. Infighting among the student groups also appeared. Fu Sinian’s commander was revoked and left angrily. Deng Zhongxia, Zhao Shiyan and others proposed to unite with 14 universities in Beijing to go on strike to rescue the arrested students and urge the principals of the schools to negotiate with the government for bail. Students, and demanded that the traitors be punished, while calling the Paris delegation to fight fiercely and never sign.
Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao walked down the muddy road with umbrellas. Today, they finally feel the significance and power of “New Youth”. Chen Duxiu asked Li Dazhao whether he had found the road and truth in China. Li Dazhao believed that Marxist was the truth and road in China. Chen Duxiu has begun to publish the “Communist Manifesto”, and the two have the same views on the October Revolution in Russia.
Compared with the United Kingdom, France and the United States, Chen Duxiu thinks that the Russian approach may be more suitable for China. From today onwards, the two of them will walk side by side on this road of confrontation with the reactionary government. Li Dazhao said that it is not enough to rely on students alone. They must mobilize all the Chinese people and directly participate in the struggle to transform the entire society. Fundamentally, To transform this crumbling society, we must make this storm a bit more violent.
The government posted an announcement to strictly investigate the burning of Zhaojialou and impose severe punishment on the students headed by it. This action directly aroused the students’ resentment. They tore up the announcement and shouted a strike in protest. In front of Wu Bingxiang’s military police hall, the principals of various universities in Beijing have been standing and waiting to see him.
Cai Yuanpei told Wu Bingxiang that their move today was to bail the arrested students. He explained that the students’ behavior was to protest the unequal Paris Peace Treaty. It’s not unreasonable. The principals of various universities have stated that if the arrested students can be released, they can resign collectively. Schools in Beijing have already started strikes. Wu Bingxiang, who is responsible for public security accusations from the capital, will not have a good life if this is a major incident.
However, Wu Bingxiang only recognizes Xu Shichang’s order, and for the principals, he will not entertain. Even Wang Daxie came to see Wu Bingxiang in person and read to him the bail agreement signed by himself and his diplomatic colleagues. Wu Bingxiang just accepted the letter, but still insisted that Xu Shichang’s handwriting was required.
Wu Bingxiang interrogated the arrested students one by one throughout the night in an attempt to slander the instigators behind the parade as Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu, but the students did not get involved at all, and all the testimonies were consistent, and they were not given any loopholes.
A crisis of confidence in the government has formed, demonstrations have become more serious, and the business community has begun to boycott Japanese goods. Fu Zengxiang proposed to resign for the third time, saying that if he did not agree to resign, he would release the arrested students. Li Changtai clamored how their guns could make a few students upset.
Wu Bingxiang stood up excitedly and said that the students have organized the Beijing Student Federation, and they have mobilized colleges and universities across the country through speeches and other methods. Workers and business circles have begun to respond. Even the army has begun to split, and when the National Assembly in Central Park opens, no way will help. In this regard, Wu Bingxiang proposed to release the students.
If a major incident occurs because of not releasing the students, he will resign as soon as he leaves. Qian Nengxun also seconded the release of the students. Xu Shichang reluctantly agreed to release, but he said that on May 7, all universities in Beijing must resume classes and all teachers and students could not participate in the Central Conference.
Wu Bingxiang opened the prison door to release the arrested students, but all the students sat in the same place and stayed in the same place. Every day they spent in jail would arouse the indignation of the Chinese people. If their death could awaken the consciousness of 40,000 compatriots , They just died well. Cai Yuanpei and Chen Duxiu were very moved by the students’ disposition and will.
Chen Duxiu held back the tears in his eyes with a big laugh, and yelled at awakening a country that has been imprisoned by old ideas for thousands of years. It is not so simple. This decadence is deeply mired in disaster The country still needs them to live. The students were awakened by these words and Chen Duxiu’s domineering, and they stood up and helped each other out of the cage.
Chen Duxiu deeply believes that revolutionaries can’t do things that are self-defeating from revolution, but Li Dazhao told him that alarm clocks and bombs complement each other. In order to wake up more sleeping people, some alarm clocks choose to use their lives as raw materials to turn them into bombs. A large number of sleeping people. At the same time, the painstaking cry of the alarm clock is to promote the emergence of the bomb, and by cultivating more alarm clocks, with persistent perseverance, awakening all sleeping people.